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Koch Proposes Special Education Center

Koch Proposes Special Education Center

By SCOTT JACKSON Mayor Thomas Koch announced plans Oct. 3rd to purchase a Wollaston office building and transform it into a new special education center that could open as early as next fall, a move the mayor said could save the city upwards of $500,000 annually. Koch and school officials unveiled the proposal to purchase … Read more

Baker Orders Temporary Ban On Vaping Products

Baker Orders Temporary Ban On Vaping Products

Governor Charlie Baker on Tuesday (Sept. 24) declared a public health emergency in response to confirmed and suspected cases of severe lung disease associated with the use of e-cigarettes and marijuana vaping products in Massachusetts. The governor called for a temporary four-month statewide ban on the sale of flavored and non-flavored vaping products in both … Read more

‘Mass Most Wanted’ Playing Cards Launched At Norfolk County Correctional Center

‘Mass Most Wanted’ Playing Cards Launched At Norfolk County Correctional Center

Norfolk County Sheriff Jerry P. McDermott was joined by District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey and police chiefs from across the county at the Norfolk County Correctional Center Sept. 24 to announce the launch of the “Mass Most Wanted” playing cards in the jail. Based upon success in other states, Sheriff McDermott created decks of ‘playing … Read more

Police Seeking Armed Robber

Police Seeking Armed Robber

By SCOTT JACKSON Quincy police are looking to identify the suspect who robbed a Wollaston convenience store at gunpoint Saturday. The armed robbery took place at Everest Market, located at 121 Standish Ave., at 8:35 p.m. on Sept. 21. Police described the suspect as a 5’10” black male who weighed approximately 190 pounds. He was … Read more

Morrissey Backs Healey On Opioid Suit

Morrissey Backs Healey On Opioid Suit

Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey, whose office has responded to 58 fatal overdoses so far this year, supports Attorney General Maura Healey’s decision to keep Massachusetts out of the proposed settlement with Purdue Pharma L.P. and the Sackler family for their role in the ongoing opioid crisis. “The AG is wisely rejecting a weak, … Read more

Christmas Parade Theme Contest Underway

Christmas Parade Theme Contest Underway

The Christmas Festival Committee announces the Theme Contest for the Quincy Christmas Parade is underway. The committee is seeking public nominations for the theme of the 67th annual parade which will be held Sunday, Dec. 1. The parade theme plays a significant role in float preparation for the annual event and is an important step … Read more

West Nile Virus Confirmed In Mosquitoes From Quincy

West Nile Virus Confirmed In Mosquitoes From Quincy

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) confirmed Sept. 17 that West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Quincy.  There was one WNV-positive Culex pipiens/restuans complex mosquito sample (pool) identified from samples collected on Sept. 11. To date, for 2019, the state has reported 72+ WNV-positive mosquito pools from twelve counties, … Read more

Two Quincy Police Officers Promoted

Two Quincy Police Officers Promoted

By SCOTT JACKSON Two Quincy police officers with a combined 45 years of experience received promotions during a recent City Hall ceremony. Mark Foley was promoted to the lieutenant and Paul Coughlin to the rank of sergeant the morning of Sept. 13 inside the James R. McIntyre Government Center. Dozens of family members and fellow … Read more

Beechwood Knoll Fall Festival Oct. 19

Beechwood Knoll Fall Festival Oct. 19

Beechwood Knoll Elementary School will host the 22nd annual “Beechwood Knoll Fall Festival” on Saturday, Oct. 19th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Beechwood Knoll School, 225 Fenno St., Quincy. All are welcome. Rain date is Saturday, Oct. 26. The BKS Fall Festival is the school’s cornerstone fundraiser to raise funds to pay for … Read more

Ayers Asks T to Extend Shuttle Bus Services To Squantum Point Park

Ayers Asks T to Extend Shuttle Bus Services To Squantum Point Park

State Rep. Bruce J. Ayers (D – Quincy) has sent a formal request to MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak, imploring the extension of shuttle bus services to Squantum Point Park to provide relief for frustrated commuters. The letter notes the success of the bus service that has shuttled customers from the Wollaston Station area during … Read more

NQ Library Branch Closed For Two Months Due To Renovations

NQ Library Branch Closed For Two Months Due To Renovations

The North Quincy Branch Library closed Monday, Aug. 12, for building renovations. The work is expected to take at least two months to complete. Improvements will include a new roof, new ceiling, new flooring and carpeting, and some electrical upgrades. For library services while the branch is closed: Return books and other materials in the … Read more

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Ermont Could Begin Recreational Pot Sales By November

By SCOTT JACKSON The company that has sold medical marijuana at its Quincy dispensary for the past three years could get permission from the state to start selling to recreational customers as soon as November. Ermont hosted a community outreach meeting Wednesday night inside the Lincoln-Hancock School on its plans to begin recreational sales from … Read more